Friday, 28 February 2014

It's A Boy!

Happy Friday Everyone,
Today I am featuring some Baby Overall cards that I made.  I created the template for the Overalls from one I made a few years ago here and here.  The cards all feature the same design elements with different designer papers, colours, buttons etc. so I have listed the supplies at the end of my post.
Stamps: S/U's Cute and Curly,
Card and Papers: Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Basic Grey, Lucky Limeade, Elegant Soiree DSP, Urban Garden DSP, Twitterpated DSP
Ink: Basic Grey, Lucky Limeade, Baja Breeze, BG72 Copic Pen
Finishing Touches: Buttons, Embroidery Thread
Cool Tools: 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Tag Punch, Star Punch, Extra Large Oval, Ruler, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
A very big welcome to my new followers Myztique, Wendy and Colleen, lovely to have you here.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Merry Monday #97 - Merry and Bright

Hi there,
This weeks inspiration for Merry Monday is beautiful and elegant and we are to use Aqua, Silver and White.  I Silver embossed the Poinsettia  on Vellum and sponged it with Tim Holtz dye ink. I cut into the flower so I could shape the petals and give it more definition. The mat was cut on an angle using Winter Frost designer paper and Pool Party card and matted onto the White.  I finished off with Shiny Pearls, Silver Ribbon and Silver embossed the Sentiment.

Stamps: S/U's Joyful Christmas, Simon Says Small Folded Banners Holiday
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Pool Party, Vellum, Winter Frost DSP
Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles
Finishing Touches: 1/8" Silver Ribbon, Shiny Silver Pearls
Cool Tools: Embossing Buddy, Silver E/Powder, Heat Tool, Trimmer and Scoring Tool, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Zig 2 Way Glue Pen
Don't forget to check out the other Design Team Members they have some amazing inspiration for you this week and do come and join us to play along.
A very big Aussie Hi and welcome to my new followers Vanessa, Kathy, Pam, France, Linda and Jane.
Thanks for stopping by today, I love to hear from you.


Monday, 17 February 2014

Merry Monday #96 - Vintage Holly

Hello Friends,
It's Monday and time for a new challenge over at the Merry Monday Challenge blog.  This week we are challenging you to use Holly on your card. I used the St. Nicholas Designer Pack from Kasiercraft to make my card using one sheet for the front and a circle tag embellishment.  I used the Circle Thinlits Die and stamped the Holly from S/U's Bells and Boughs Stamp Set in Sage Shadow on the DSP and the Sentiment in Cherry Cobbler.  I finished off with some Candy Dots in Cherry Cobbler. 

Stamps: S/U's Bells and Boughs
Card and Papers: Always Artichoke, Kaisercraft St. Nicholas DSP
Ink: Smokey Slate, Sage Shadow (R), Cherry Cobbler
Finishing Touches: S/U's Regals Candy Dots
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Circle Card Thinlits, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponge, Dble Sided Tape,
Thanks for visiting today, I would love you to take the time to leave a much appreciated comment.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Merry Monday #95 - Decorating the Tree

Happy Monday Everyone,
It's time for another Merry Monday Challenge and this week we are challenging you to use an Animal on your card.  I have used this NBUS (never been used stamp) on my card this week by Penny Black, had it for years, not sure why I haven't used it.  I think it is really cute.  I used Crystal Effects on the Ornaments and Dazzling Diamond's on the Stars and coloured the rest of my image with Markers and an Aqua Painter.  Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Team's Blogs for some fantastic inspiration.

Stamps: Penny Black - 1518L A Christmas to Remember, S/U's Banner Blast
Card and Papers: Real Red, Whisper White, Season of Style DSP
Ink: Stazon Black
Markers: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Pretty In Pink, Basic Grey
Finishing Touches: Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds
Cool Tools: Aqua Painter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen
Thanks for dropping in today, would love to hear from you.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Jenna's 4

Hello Everyone,
I made today's card for our Grand Daughter Jenna who turned 4 Today. I used the Wrapping Paper that I wrapped the presents in for Jenna's card.  I made stickers with my Xyron machine from the Wrapping Paper images, they worked out great.

 Jenna the Birthday Girl
Birthday Cake
Stamps: S/U's On Your Birthday
Card and Papers: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Tempting Turquoise, Wrapping Paper
Ink: Melon Mambo
Finishing Touches: Melon Mambo Striped Ribbon
Cool Tools: Xyron Machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Ink By the Numbers Die Collection, Sizzix Decorative Dots E/Folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Computer and Printer, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
Thanks for visiting today.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Celebrating a Golden Anniversary

Hello Friends,
Today I am featuring two cards that I made for two Benedictine Monks that are Celebrating 50 Years of Ordination.  The Brothers live at New Norcia in the Benedictine Monastery.  I have to say I was a little daunted by this task, didn't quite know were to start, but my Friend who asked for the cards knows the Brothers well after working with them at the Monastery and suggested different elements to make the cards.  The first one represents the Australian Bush as this Brother has spent a lot of his years working with the Aborigines in Outback Australia and of course the Gold cross for 50 years of Ordination.

Stamps: Stamp It - 899E Acacia Tree Large, Stamp World - B586 Grassy Hills
Card: Gold Metallic, Very Vanilla, Shiny Gold Foil
Ink: Stazon Black,
Cool Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Computer and Printer
The second Brother has written a couple of children's books and they feature a Black Cat as the hero of the story and also worked a lot of his life in the Country which inspired the rustic wooden Cross.

Stamps: Stamp It - 899E Acacia Tree Large, Young Blackboy, Stamp World - B586 Grassy Hills,
Card: Gold Metallic, Clear Acetate, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso Co-ordinations Card
Ink: Stazon Black
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Our Daily Bread Designs Window Die, Impression Obsession Cat Dies, Sizzix Woodgrain E/Folder, Sanding Block, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Computer and Printer,
I hope you have enjoyed this post, lovely to see you here.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Merry Monday #94 - Christmas Stocking

Hi Friends,
Welcome to the Merry Monday Challenge this week.  We are challenging you to create a Christmas Stocking or use Stockings on your card.  I went for a shaped Stocking card in untraditional colours.

Stamps: S/U's Come to Bethlehem
Card and Papers: Pink Pirouette, Patterns Stack  - Subtles Collection, Shimmery White
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pretty In Pink
Finishing Touches: Whisper White Ribbon, String of Pearls
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Holiday Stocking Bigz Die, Sizzix Snow Burst E/Folder, MFT Hybrid Camellia Flower Die, Sponge, Sizzix Lots of Tags Sizzlit, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Bow Easy, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
Thanks for dropping by today.  I would love to hear from you.

Stenciled Day 3 - Elegant Bird

Hi Friends,
Today's post is inspired by Day 3 of the On Line Stencilled classes.  I just loved the stencilled techniques by Debby Hughes today.  Debby's stunning card was so elegant and beautiful, just gorgeous I had to give it a go. I cut my own templates using dies in my stash and applied the embossing paste on the bird and the mat.  Both are coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I used some shimmer ink and water on the mat for the background effect, embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder and finished off with some crystals and a pearl. Love how it turned out, I was so inspired by these Stenciled classes you will be seeing a bit more of the techniques we learnt soon.

Stamps: S/U's Perfectly Preserved
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: Tim Holtz Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink, Shabby Shutters Distress Ink,
Finishing Touches: Frost White Shimmer Spritz, Pearl, Crystals
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Memory Box Serene Bird Die, Memory Box Piestra Tile Die, MFT Fancy Flourish Die, Sizzix Little Leaves Sizzlit, Sizzix Bitty Banners Framelits, Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste, Wendy Vecchi Gold Embossing Paste, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for popping in today.